Category: Barbados

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John Moore Bar

Lonely Planet says: One of the most atmospheric bars on this coast, John Moore is a fantastic place to escape the confines of your hotel and meet some Bajan characters.   and if you read any other article that mentions John Moore Bar the chances are it is in a piece on the best places…
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Earthworks pottery

You won’t get very far on the island before you see the brightly coloured plates, bowls and mugs that greet you in cafes and bars, or on the shelves in gift shops. They are all made on the island, at Earthworks, a family own pottery that sits up on the hill in St Thomas.  …
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Rotis

If you have ever looked at a menu in Barbados the chances are you have seen the word “roti” mentioned on it somewhere.   The dictionary definition suggests that a roti is an Indian flat bread, but in Barbados they are more than that, they are stuffed. And what that stuffing consists of can vary…
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Oistins and Friday Night Fish Fry

  As anybody what you should do on a Friday night in Barbados, regardless of which part of the island you are on, and they will reply “Oistions Fish Fry”. By day Oistins is a quiet, sleepy town that consists of just main road with a few bars facing the sea, and a few fast…
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Hunte’s Gardens

It is hard to believe that where Hunte’s Gardens now stands used to be a sinkhole, and indeed was still a sinkhole until Anthony Hunte bought it, and the adjacent land and house back in 1990.   Secondly it hard to believe that the garden that now greets you as you step through the majestic…
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Getting around Barbados

    It is hard to get lost in Barbados.   On a island that is only 14 by 22 miles you are never going to too far away from where you wanted to be or think you should be.   Over the years we have found that the maps are not quite as accurate…
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Fish markets in Barbados

Fish markets are dotted along the main roads of Barbados and vary in size from just a table to a municipal building housing several fishermen selling their catch. It doesn’t matter which one you visit but we strongly suggest you visit at least a few of them whilst you are on the island. Typically the…
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Mount Gay Rum, Barbados

    You won’t have even left the airport terminal on your first visit to Barbados before you realise that rum is synonymous with Barbados.   It is where rum was first made, as a bi product of the sugar trade, and it was on ships leaving Barbados that sailors discovered the longer the rum…
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Harrison’s Cave, Barbados

Harrisons Cave is on everybody’s “must see” list and for good reason. Harrison’s Cave is a massive underground cave structure, which stretches over 2km in a network of underground caves first opened to the public in 1981, though there is mention of their existence as far back as 1795.   They rediscovered in the late…
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10 great places to eat lobster in Barbados

In honour of September 25th being National Lobster Day we thought we would share a post on the best places in Barbados to eat lobster.   There is something for every budget here, from lobster in a risotto to whole tails.   Do let us know if you find any other great spots to enjoy…
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